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Flimby man denies attempted robbery and imitation firearm charges

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of two attempted robberies and the alleged possession of an imitation firearm will go on trial in the new year.

Darrell Lucas Eve, 28, faced seven charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court over a video link from custody.

Eve denied attempting to rob both Toyah Wood and Mark Conway of money on September 22. He also pleaded not guilty to possessing an imitation firearm – an air pistol – with intent to cause Ms Wood and Mr Conway fear of violence on the same date; and possessing an offensive weapon – a cosh – at Main Road in Flimby.

Eve further denied putting Tara Wood in fear of violence by harassment, between August 1 and September 23; and also denied possessing an imitation firearm at the time of his arrest, on September 23.

A trial, which is estimated to last three to four days, is due to start at the crown court on February 12.

In the meantime, Eve, of Main Road, Flimby, was remanded in custody by Judge Peter Hughes QC.

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